I spoke with Lauren Alaina earlier this month by phone while she was in Grand Prairie, Tx., but she was available again in person at the Gwinnett Arena Tuesday so I grabbed her for a few more minutes. The video is below.
We talked about her ankle sprain and the poor decision of wearing four-inch wedges so soon after getting out of the cast. And we gabbed a bit about current country songs, though I goofed and misidentified “Country Girls Shake It For Me” as a Jason Aldean song instead of Luke Bryan. (So much for my country cred!) At least I was able to quickly ID Aldean’s current hit as “Dirt Road Anthem.”
Proving what a bubble Lauren has been in, she said she hasn’t even heard “Dirt Road Anthem,” which was No. 1 on the country charts last week.
MJ reports that “Idol Live” so far is doing really well. It has sold at least 90% of its tickets in most locales so far and has had several sell outs. (Gwinnett was sold out as well.)
American Idol Live Tour Season 10:
July 19, 2011: Oklahoma City, Okla.: Cox Convention Center : 6,910 of 7,391 (93%) : $385,210
July 20, 2011: Grand Prairie, Texas : Verizon Theatre : 6,018 of 6,018 (100%) : $339,330
July 21, 2011: Houston, Texas : Live Reliant Arena : 6,790 of 6,790 (100%): $380,170
July 22, 2011: New Orleans, La. : Lakefront Arena : 5,525 of 5,525 (100%) : $326,525
July 24, 2011: Orlando, Fla.: Amway Center : 10,791 of 11,296 (96%) : $564,395